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Another accessories company lists the Nintendo Switch Mini

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 mins ago

Another website has released renders of the unannounced Nintendo Switch Mini console, while these images aren't necessarily the consoles final design they could certainly be guess at what is to maybe be on its way.

 

 

It was only a couple of days ago that I reported on a Chinese accessorries company listing accessories for the technically non-existent Nintendo Switch Mini console. Now, we have another accessories website listing a range of accessories for the Mini, the websites name is HonSon and they necessarily a small website either. HodSon has accessories for almost all consoles released and a plethora of spare parts and gadgets that go with them.

 

While this isn't in anyway a confirmation for a Nintendo Switch Mini console to be coming to the market, it is certainly an eyebrow raising moment. The question that should be asked is why are companies listing accessory products for a console that on paper doesn't exist. Is this a way for accessory companies to get more traffic through fake listings that journalist like myself pick up? Or do these companies have blueprints for a prototype console that gives them the ability to make early accessories and the website listings are simply a innocent mistake?

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Remnant: From the Ashes HD screenshots & game information

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 6 mins ago

A bunch of new screenshots have been released for Perfect World Entertainments Remnant: From the Ashes. Are you prepared to take a step into the chaotic monster-filled world of Remnant: From the Ashes?

 

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If you aren't familiar with the upcoming title from Perfect World Entertainment, here is quick synopsis of what is to come. Remnant: From the Ashes is an open-world post-apocalyptic third-person survival action shooter that puts players into teams of up to three allies which the group is tasked to eliminate dangerous monsters. The game will feature what has been promised as intense combat with over 100 monsters and 20 epic bosses to tangle with.

 

Players will also be able to create and modify new weapons to better their chances at the challenges ahead. To complement the weapon system, players will also have a gear progression system as well. The worlds will be randomized and be packed with unique challenges that once completed, will reward players with tools and gear to assist them in advancing to the next world. Perfect World Entertainments Remnant: From the Ashes is slated to release on August 20th, 2019.

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Luigi's Mansion 3 ghost catching is like wet towel cracking

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 6 mins ago

In and interview with Kotaku, Nintendo's top producers for the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 have revealed many details regarding the titles development and game mechanics.

 

 

The interview with Kotaku was conducted at E3 2019 and producers Yoshihito Ikebata and his boss, Kensuke Tanabe sat down to discuss Luigi's Mansion 3. According to both of the games heads, Luigi's Mansion 3 will have more concentration on unique bosses than the second installment in the series. Here is what Idkebata said, "More than anything we really wanted to put those unique bosses in the second one and we couldn't. So that's why we've put so many of them in the third one."

 

The producers also touched on how the development for the title originated. According to Kotaku, Luigi's Mansion 3 development first began on the Wii U, and was then quickly converted over to the Nintendo Switch following the development completion of Next Level's 2016 3DS game Metroid Prime Federation Force. Next Level will be taking the reins in Luigi's Mansion 3 development, but that doesn't mean Nintendo won't have a say in the moves Luigi will be able to do in-game.

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Microsoft's new Kano PC: DIY rig for kids to build at school

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 27 mins ago

Microsoft has teamed with Kano on a new build-your-own Windows 10 PC kit, which will see the new Kano PC teaching kids how to not just build their own touchscreen laptops, but create content and even code on them. Check out the video below:

 

 

Kano was already making DIY computer kits before the new relationship with Microsoft kicked off, as it was building DIY rigs powered by Raspberry Pi 3s and Kano's own operating system. The new Kano PC is powered by Windows 10 (but in S Mode, so it only runs apps from the Microsoft Store) while inside we're looking at an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core CPU @ 1.44GHz, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage upgradeable through microSD.

 

We also have an HDMI output, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 x USB ports, Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. There's a super-simple step-by-step storybook way of instructing kids on how to build their new Kano PC, and an attached app called "How Computers Work" which will teach kids how to code, and creating emojis with binary code -- come on, you have to have the kids have fun, right? Speaking of fun, because it's Microsoft and they own Mojang, the developer of Minecraft... the Kano PC includes the educational version of Minecraft. Not only that, but we'll have Paint 3D and Microsoft Teams thrown in.

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Marvel talking with Keanu Reeves on EVERY MCU movie it makes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 2 hours, 53 mins ago

Keanu Reeves truly is The One, as he is hot-as-hell right now starring in the incredibly successful and equally awesome John Wick trilogy, he has a huge role in one of the most-hyped games ever in Cyberpunk 2077, and now Marvel is talking with him about everything.

 

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In an interview with ComicBook.com, Marveu Studios president Kevin Feigi said that the company has been talking with Keanu on "almost every film we make". Feigi added: "We talk to Keanu Reeves about... I don't know when, if, or ever he'll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it". Rumor has it that Keanu could be involved in The Eternals, something we should hear about soon if it happens.

 

Keanu is already one connection away from Marvel Studios in that he stars in Toy Story 4 which is about to open, which is made by Pixar and also owned by Disney, just like Marvel Studios.

Samsung turns Galaxy Note 10 display into a speaker, too

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 1 min ago

Samsung will have the world watching when it launches the Galaxy Note 10 later this year, with the latest news on the next-gen flagship seeing it rolling out with Sound on Display technology which will replace the traditional speaker.

 

 

The new Galaxy Note 10 will do something LG did with its V8 ThinQ from earlier this year which was the first with SoD technology, which turns the entire screen into a speaker will be a big deal for a larger-than-life phone, now with a larger-than-life audio experience. The new speaker on the Note 10 will be "almost invisible" but will still be noticeable.

 

The reduction in the top of the bezel will be useful for a larger OLED display on the Galaxy Note 10, so we should expect a larger-than-normal display on the new flagship Galaxy Note. The big battle for smartphone flagship supremacy will take place between the Galaxy Note 10, Google Pixel 4 XL, and iPhone 11 later this year.

WTF: NHL 20 announced, will have a BATTLE ROYALE game mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 11 mins ago

EA Sports has just announced NHL 20 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, with some gigantic changes taking place to the game throughout virtually all areas.

 

 

NHL 20 will feature celebratory commentary, with EA tapping huge Hollywood and industry giants like Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell, with Ferrell delivering his commentary in his Ron Burgundy character from Anchorman. While EA hasn't named any names yet, GameSpot saw a slide for NHL 20 that included Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Drake, and Wayne Gretzky.

 

EA surprised with the announcement of NHL 20 in that it will include a battle royale mode, and while you probably thought that headline was click bait, this is definitely real. The battle royale mode in NHL 20 is called "Eliminator", in which the developer explains is a competitive mode where it is a "winner-take-all competition inspired by battle royale".

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Quake II RTX v1.1.0: invert mouse support, music playback

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 54 mins ago

The latest update to Quake II RTX is here with v1.1.0 delivering a bunch of things including inverted mouse support (the first thing I noticed when I played it in Taiwan at the NVIDIA HQ) as well as music playback, tweaks to the tone mapper, and more.

 

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Lightspeed Studios is handling Quake II RTX, with the developer noting: "Quake II RTX supports music playback from OGG files, if they can be located. To enable music playback, copy the CD tracks into a music folder either next to the executable, or inside the game directory, such as baseq2/music"

 

The files should use one of these two naming schemes:

 

  • music/02.ogg for music copied directly from a game CD;
  • music/Track02.ogg for music from the version of Quake II downloaded from GOG.

 

The developer adds: "In the game, music playback is enabled when console variable ogg_enable is set to 1. Music volume is controlled by console varaible ogg_volume. Playback controls, such as selecting the track or putting it on pause, are available through the ogg command. Music playback support is using code adapted from the Yamagi Quake 2 engine".

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER pricing: $799, $599, and $429

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

NVIDIA is currently preparing its GeForce RTX SUPER series of graphics cards in the coming weeks, with WCCFTech stirring the pot today with some exclusive news on pricing of the new SUPER cards. This is what we're told to expect:

 

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  • RTX 2080 SUPER - $799
  • RTX 2070 SUPER - $599
  • RTX 2060 SUPER - $349

 

I posted my own GeForce RTX SUPER series price prediction a little under two weeks ago now and seemed to be pretty much on the money with WCCFTech's exclusive sources. I expect the pricing to be a little more competitive, but NVIDIA can do whatever they want with the high-end/enthusiast market when they're that far ahead.

 

TweakTown's NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 'SUPER' Pricing Prediction

 

  • GeForce RTX 2080 - $799 (current price)
  • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER - $699
  • GeForce RTX 2080 - $549-$600 (possible price drop price)
  • GeForce RTX 2070 - $599 (current price)
  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - $549
  • GeForce RTX 2070 - $449-$499 (possible price drop price)
  • GeForce RTX 2060 - $349 (current price)
  • GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER - $349-$399
  • GeForce RTX 2060 - $299 (possible price drop price)

Cyberpunk 2077 will get huge expansions rivaling Witcher 3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 33 mins ago

With Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED has one goal: to go bigger and better than ever before. This focus should also extend to post-launch expansions.

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 has been a monumental undertaking for CD Projekt RED. The company has shelled out millions and millions of R&D spending on the game, crafting a new next-gen engine and building high-powered tech for everything from motion capture to AI and everything in between. When the game launches in April, CDPR says it'll be a full and complete experience with a gripping choice-driven narrative. But when it's over it's not necessarily over, and Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to get expansions just like The Witcher 3.

 

In a recent interview with Prima Games, CD Projekt RED UI coordinator Alvin Liu says CDPR is tentatively plotting out Cyberpunk 2077's post-launch future. But right now the team is dedicated strongly in finishing the base game first. Liu echoes co-founder Marcin Iwinski's promises that CDPR won't carve out content from the base game to sell at a later date. When expansions happen, they will be huge sprawling affairs like Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The studio is putting its all into Cyberpunk 2077's gritty, raunchy, and action-packed sci-fantasy shooter and won't compromise it to make a quick buck later.

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